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Apr 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of the oklahoma city bombing. >>> the latest now. toyota says it will recall the 2010 lexus gs 460 toaddresss a problem with the suv rolling over. recall affects 6,000 vehicles sold since the suv went on sale in late december. consumer reports issued a don't buy warning last week on the vehicle saying that it susceptible to roll i don't haves. toyota responded by halting sales of the vehicle and conducting tests on all suvs. >>> toyota will pay a record fine to federal regulators. it is the latest trouble for the automaker as it struggles to put safety problems in the rear-view mirror. the safety crisis cost can car maker millions in revenue. now it will pay more in a levy assigned by the national highway transportation association. they will pay $16 million. maximum penalty allowed under u.s. law. documents show the company knew of concerns involving unintended acceleration and sticky gas pedals. the company recalled six million vehicles in all. sales are still strong. the company's once sterling reputation for safety has been tainted. >> toyota once was considered an invincible brand. other
ABC
Apr 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >>> explosive new relations and the toyota investigation. the associated press is reporting five days before toyota announced a massive recall, the u.s. toyota executives wrote an internal email, "we need to come clean about accelerator pedal problems and the time to hide on this is over." accusations have been made to the effect we avenue about the accelerator pedal problems months before issuing the recall. >>> the fbi has arrested a california man for making threatening phone calls to house speaker nancy pelosi. the fbi said the man made calls to her home in california and washington and he knew her home address. >>> president obama is flying to prague to sign a strategic arms reduction agreement with his russian counterpart, dmitri megadeath. it requires the cold war rivals to cut their nuclear arsenals by nearly one-third. the president said the u.s. will use conventional, not nuclear weapons, against non-nuclear states, even in the event of a chemical or biological attack. next week, mr. obama boasts dozens of world leaders in washington for a nuclear security summit. >>> to radical cl
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >>> toyota could face another fine from the federal government. the transportation department warned toyota the accelerator pedal problem that led to a recall was the result of tw separate defects that may require two separate remedies. the government has already fined toyota $16 million about the gas pedal problem. >>> the reserve unit 4 -- responsible for abusing iraqi prisoners will be mobilized for the first time this year. an army spokesman said the 372nd military police company based out of maryland is scheduled to go to iraq. the 372nd gained international spotlight back in 2004, when abuse photos taken at abu ghraib became public. seven members of the unit were charged, six served prison time. >>> the vatican has offered its side of the story. this follows a report accusing pope benedict of not removing a pedophile priest when he was a cardinal 25 years ago. the vatican says pope benedict played no part in blocking removal of the pedophile priest, but in 1985 a document bearing his signature suggest the pope may have tried to protect the priest. the priest is now 63 years old and a
CBS
Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
submitted. >>> more trouble for toyota. this time it is the lexus suv, the gx-460. tara mergener reports that this time the company is taking quick action in order to fix the problem. >> reporter: toyota moved very quickly this time. this after the auto giant was harshly criticized for not moving fast enough on accelerator problems. now the company has stopped selling its high-end suv just hours after a consumer report's warning. >> the last time that we advised the consumers didn't buy a car because of a safety risk was in 2001. so we don't do this very often. >> reporter: the issue is handling. consumer reports found during emergency handling tests the gx- 460's rear end swings out wide but the stability control system took too long to bring the suv under control. four testers experienced the same problem. >> if this happened in a real road situation on public roads the rear tire could hit the curb or slide off the pavement and this could lead to a rollover. >> reporter: toyota says about 6,000 of the 2010 model gx-460s have been sold and the engineers are vigorously testing the vehicl
CBS
Apr 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
average and about 5 minutes to get through. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota and your local toyota dealer where you'll find quality cars and trucks. toyota, buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. >> let's go out there to ron in the park. how are you? >> good morning, everybody. could not be a better morning. we're live in druitt park as we're getting ready for sunday's march for the animals sponsored by the spca. this is where 5,000 of your friends will be here on sunday. maryland spca. what's it going to be like? >> marty says the weather will be good so we're excited about that. it's the biggest event of the year for us. big fund raiser. it's a lot of fun and we encourage people to come out on sunday. >> it's a 1.5 mile walk. correct? >> yes, around the reservoir. it's very leisurely. vendors and games and contests. it's a lot of fun. >> we wanted to mention, besides the walk there's a lot of things going on. >> we have an ajiblt agility contest. costume contest so there's something for everybody. >> i love this. they are having a fleeless market. tell
FOX
Apr 7, 2010 10:00pm EDT
company. >>> another big story we're following tonight. toyota's internal troubles revealed. an e-mail exposes concerns about the automaker's souring public image. a top official writing about the defective gas pedals tells another official the time to hide this one is over. >> reporter: the e-mail was obtained by the associated press tucked in with thousands of documents toyota has turned over to government investigators. it was a month before toyota's president was hauled before congress, five days before the japanese car company announced a massive recall because of defective gas pedals. on january 16 of this year, toyota's top public relations official in the u.s. wrote to a colleague, we need to come clean. seemingly concerned the company wasn't handling its troubling safety issues effectively, miller worried toyota's outstanding reputation for producing safe and reliable cars and trucks was in peril. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet, miller writes. on monday the obama administration fined toyota a record $16 millio
NBC
Apr 17, 2010 9:00am EDT
of declining values, the average homeowner will pay about $40 less next year. >>> two setbacks for toyota in one week. toyota suspended sales of the lexus gx 4-60. the magazine reported the seven-seater has a high rollover risk. derrick ward joins us from the news room with the latest details. >> just when we thought things were leveling off for toyota, another recall surfaced. more news for those toyota owners affected. 600,000 mini fans are being recalled. engineers say the road salt could contribute to the problem. the cable that holds the spare tire could come loose and tumble out posing a safety threat. owners have been notified and told where to take their sienna for inspection. another toyota-made vehicle got a thumbs down for consumer reports because of roleover concerns. >> we are telling people not to buy it until that is fixed. >> reporter: all this on top of the yet-to-be resolved problems. >> to have a label put on your label, don't buy, is extremely serious anytime, but this time in particular is terrible for the brand. engineers in japan say they have been able to duplicate
FOX
Apr 20, 2010 7:00am EDT
in the district in the 3600 block of alabama avenue southeast. the driver of a toyota vehicle you see there was killed after being struck by a speeding van. a child who was riding in that car is said to be in critical condition. witnesses said the van was traveling dangerously fast. the driver of the van was freed from the collision that sparked a small fire. there is no word on if any charges will be filed. >>> as a murder mystery of a d.c. principal deepens, the neighbors say the lack of details leave them worried. it likely happened after 11:30 wednesday night when friends last spoke to him and 7:00 a.m. thursday when he failed to show up for school. his home and a stolen suv are two key pieces of evidence. >> many times there is receipts or other papers left behind for -- by people who steal vehicles or who are in them for some period of time. we want to look at that information and see if it will direct us to who is responsible, who was in that car. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was som
WETA
Apr 23, 2010 8:00pm EDT
of the year which is sort of a halo to get some of the toyota magic with the prius that gm's been lacking. >> speaking of toyota, how much of their problems are now rebounding and helping? gwen: that's a good point. if toyota's in trouble, then somebody's got to benefit. >> there was an amazing ap poll this week that said americans actually thought that american cars were of higher quality than asian cars, which obviously americans haven't thought for decades. >> that's a revolution. >> right. if you think about toyota and all of the problems they've had from the sudden acceleration, recall of 9 million vehicles worldwide, two more recalls just in the last week and the decision to pay the largest-ever fine in auto safety history of $60 million for delaying a recall by more than four months, it does give the domestic companies an opportunity to maybe convince toyota owners to come into the showroom. >> is it short lived, though if toyota gets its act together, could that then mean that the game is either slow or they -- could they erode? >> here's the interesting thing, toyota has really u
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
grade for a luxury car. how toyota is responding to a historically bad report. >>> healthcare reform and what it means for you. dr. carson answers your question live instudio. >>> and the lowest game attendance in oriole's tory. why so few people are saying take me out to the ball game. >>> good morning, it's wednesday april 14th. i'm patrice harris. it's a cold start to the day. it was messy and cold yesterday, and that continues this morning at least. meteorologist steve fertig is here with a look the forecast. >>> you keep talking about the cold and i keep talking about the fog and the problem is we have both. >> i felt the cold before i felt the fog. >> i didn't feel the fog, but i saw the cold. >> there could be fog across the mason dixon line. it's rather chilly to the north so i will give you that. >> okay. >> we are only 34 degrees in hagerstown. that is rather chilly. we do have 30s to the northern part of the state, across the mason dixon line a frost advisory. we will see plenty of sunshine this arch and the temperatures will warm up, too. future scan not showing a whole l
CBS
Apr 5, 2010 6:00am EDT
. this is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota owners, to get the facts and the latest information, go to toyota.com. >> back to you, don and marty. >> good morning, it's 5 minutes until we launch for the international space station. >> we'll do it, r rock 'n' roll. >> and i was wondering, if we don't hold off the song and then meet the folks. what do you think? >>> so you want to meet the folks first? >> no, i think, let's go ahead and knock off the song. >> 5 minutes 15 seconds. >> well, let's go ahead and do this. >> you got it. and we'll meet them individually. >> and let's say happy birthday to my aunt peggy, 78 years young. peg, we love you. the pirates. give yourselves a hand. >> we want to do the song first. >> yeah, and then we'll meet them and find out about the event and what they'll tell us about and that way, we can hold off and watch the launch and get back to them. we'll talk to you after the song. you guys look great this morning and thank you for coming out. >> we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> i've got to tell you. he sneezed. >> whoever's doing jack
CBS
Apr 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
's the beltway at 295. this is brought to you by toyota. a lot of people wonder about the recalls and to get the facts and the latest, go to wjz.com. >>> good morning, ron, how are you? >>> well, we're always happy to do a school like this. hamsted hill academy, one of the best schools in the country and one of the greenest and now, they're up for a $15,000 prize and they're depending on your vote. >> reporter: call it compost 101. kids from the school all contribute to their school garden. >> we make a little pile for the compost. >> reporter: from growing and maintaining and cooking. >> we pull weeds and yes plant plants. we try to make fun and good healthy meals to eat them. >> reporter: they grow herbs and vegetables and fruits. we don't get to do it much in the homes and to have it at school is great. >> reporter: the school is part of the green hero grant and they made the cut to the top 5. now, online votes could get them $15,000. >> and making healthy eating fun and pleasurable will get further than just preaching to kids about the servings of fruits and semitables they need -- fruit
CBS
Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
by toyota. toyota, buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. now, back to you. >>> let's go to the -- let's go to the ronster, ron matzs. >> don and marty. -- [talking over each other] >>> right across from the matthew's pizza. this is the creative alliance and what a great venue and so many shows going on here. and this morning, the collective dance troop behind me, a big show coming up. prescott, what's the deal. >> well, we have a show coming up friday at the creative alliance, that's the 16th at 8:00 p.m. and the collective will dance and make props and scenery. >> and excellent. heather, how are you. i'm great, how are you. >> are people going to see improve and dance. yes, and we do it and with style and the collective is good at dancing and great at improve alsoful. >> i've been watching you, let me tell you something they're phenomenal. i'll throw out a location, a place and we'll do improve. here's the location, a gas station. check this out. >> there's so much pollen, i've been washing the windshield for days. [sneezing] >> oh, next time can we just get a lime
CBS
Apr 14, 2010 4:00am EDT
. >>> more trouble for toyota. the automaker stops selling one of its luxury brands over safety concerns. >>> and against all odds. a florida girl, missing for four days, is found in an alligator-infested swamp. >> i burst, i ran in and told my wife, and gosh. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, april 14th, 2010. good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm michelle gielan. a series of strong and deadly earthquakes struck western china this morning. at least 300 people are dead, thousands of others are injured and unaccounted for. they're buried under collapsed buildings. sky news reports from beijing. >> reporter: this was a particularly strong earthquake. it measured 6.9 on the richter scale, and it struck at one of the most remote, inhospitable and rugged parts of china in the west of the country. it was followed, the first earthquake, was followed by 18 aftershocks. and the local residents were reduced to scrambling through the rubble using their hands and shovels in the first hours after the quake, trying to reach hundreds, thousands that were caught up and buried in the qu
FOX
Apr 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
to the wire national championship game. >>> that is straight ahead. also, toyota is slapped with the largest fine issued against a car company by the federal government. we'll have more on that when fox 5 morning news comes back after the break.  >>> among the stories making headlines being toyota's latest troubles continue. the federal government has now imposed the maximum penalty on the carmaker. the$16million fine the biggest ever issuedgainst a car company. toyota has two week to appeal the fine. >>> in sports news, the newest redskins player don van mcnabb will be introduced to the d.c. media later today. the team acquired the quarterback from the philadelphia eagles. there is a news conference set for noon today and we'll carry that live. >>> duke blue devils, the champions of men's college basketball. the big gale last night. they held n to barely beat the butted her bulldogs 61-59. it was not easy. here is your final shot from mid court. butler uninch way from winning the national championship. >>> coming up next, president obama gets the nats season opener started wi
NBC
Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. police say that a toyota truck collided with a compact car. the driver of the car died at the scene. the driver of the truck has been taken to shock trauma. no word on what caused the accident. four city firefighters are recovering with a pair of fire trucks collided. they were making their way to wait to doubt -- two-alarm fire. charges have been filed, brittany garcia torched her boyfriend's apartment in the 3900 block of liberty avenue last week following an argument. she faces 24 counts. coming up, china is had by major earthquakes. a look at more of the damage as we cover the world. still being called a miracle, we will hear the story of - are you chronically ill and can't work? are you mentally ill and can't work? are you physically disabled and can't work? then the law firm of disability associates should be working for you. for years, disability associates has been working with our clients to get them the social security benefits that they deserve. don't be just another client at another law firm. - depend on disability associates because social security disability law is al
NBC
Apr 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
money back from toyota. this could mean money back from drivers who have paid deductibles. at least six insurers have started reviewing claims involving reclaimed vehicles. toyoda called the move common practice. >> the company is fixing tens of thousands of cars. we have today's business news with jane king. good morning. >> toyota it is expanding its recall on some suv's. they are recalling 21,000 land cruisers in europe. toyota it is halting land cruiser production in japan. they are recalling 9400 lexus vehicles in the u.s. they share the same stability control system. lexus dealers should have the software to repair the suv's by the end of this month. we have laid flat start to things this morning. goldmansachs -- things will be interesting. we did have a big boost at citibank. the mass of volcanic eruption in iceland may have the maryland hotel industry feeling stress. they are in a holding pattern. others are unable to get to their destination. consolation energy said more than one under 50 children will join their parents where volunteers will make 1500 sandwiches for local soup
NBC
Apr 28, 2010 5:36pm EDT
. >> setting on your bills may be just a mouse click away, and toyota announces another recall. >> toyota has announced yet another recall involving support utility vehicles from 2003. toyota says they have no reports of accidents or injuries. owners will receive a software upgrade so they can fix the problem. the newly merged stanley black and decker has announced its first round of layoffs of 30 employees this week. last month, stanley bought black and decker in a four $0.50 billion deal. at the time, the companies said they expected 250 employees to be trimmed from maryland area. the nation's largest retailer is looking to slow its opening of supercenters and build smaller stores. a perfect example is in baltimore where walmart is planning to open a store in remington. some analysts believe the company is starting to run out of places to build supercenters. every dollar helps in this tough economy, whether you want to find a cheaper place to rent or cut down on their car payment. there are websites that can help you keep more of your dollars in your wallet. >> i was able to save $20,000. >
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
penalty against toyota. they are also facing $16 million for failing to notify the government about defective gas pedals. the transportation department says six other little -- says accelerator pedals have different defects. >> a credit we can in the district. -- crowded area in the district this weekend. john gonzales is in washington with what you need to know. >> this is seventh street next to the convention center. you can see steel fences already lined the streets. this weekend is always busy, but add to that the parade and dignitaries, and you have a traffic mess. >> this family is hoping to the curbside for the cherry blossoms parade, but realize getting around will be a challenge. >> [inaudible] >> this friday on afternoon is already a mass. he appears to be wearing the appropriate hat today. >> [inaudible] >> just up the road will be the nuclear security summit. >> there will be discussions about something very near and dear to him. >> roads will be closed and parking off limits and a large security perimeter is sure to cause gridlock. >> i think they should stay as far awa
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
call takes a personal twist. new details of l theexus warning. toyota is taking >>> rescue workers are pulling more survivors and bodies from the rubble in western china. more than 600 people are dead after an earthquake there. rescue workers are fighting gusty winds. they're fighting all of that while they try to work. >>> the state department says russia is not suspending american adoption. report circulated after comments from russia's foreign minister. that is after a woman sent a seven-year-old adopted son back to russia on a plane by himself. >>> a plan to change the future of nasa is being hotly debated today. president obama will unveil his new vision and his plan includes planning nasa's mission to send an american back to the bone -- to the moon. >> i should have a plan b. i did not yet. i could be an aircraft mechanic. maybe i will drive a truck. >> there is a cliff and we're not sure what is on the other side. >>> the obama whitehouse says the moon mission was behind schedule and over budget. >>> light lit up the sky in wisconsin. it was a meteor shower. it began april
ABC
Apr 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
on the toyota lexus safety and sales. the gx 460 is back on the market. they pulled the car after consumer reports state aid to not buy rating. there were concerns about flipping. dealers now have a software fix to repair the stability controls. >> if you prefer flying to writing in a lexus, new rules are into effect today to keep you from being stuck on the tarmac. airlines would not be able to keep passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours. after two hours, they will have to give passengers food and water. airlines that break the rules will face a fine of $27,000 per passenger. jetblue announced they will offer nonstop service from reagan to boston and orlando. flights start november 1. >>> families of eight world war two veterans were there while their loved ones were laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. the eight fliers were aboard a plane shot down by the japanese over the pacific. among those killed were sgt jimmy doyle. the ring his wife did to him and his dog tags were found 56 years later. >> those dog tags or from a flight that should have ended better. >> resear
ABC
Apr 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
february. toyota has two weeks to accept or fight the penalties. >> we have a developing story out of pakistan, where authorities are investigating a car bomb and grenade attack. the white house says that it has great concern about the attack. it left four people dead. islamic militants are said to have unleashed the attack. the violence comes hours after a suicide attack at a political rally that killed 45 people. >> coming up, an amazing story of survival. how 100 coal miners got through eight days trapped underground. >> university students took the first ladies' challenge, and now they will be rewarded. >> some parts of our viewing area will get some thunderstorms. that is still to come on abc7 thunderstorms. that is still to come on abc7 >> watching abc7 news at 6:00 p.m. with gordon peterson, chief meteorologis and sports. this is abc7 news at 6:00 p.m., on your side. >> breaking news of west virginia where a coal mine explosion has occurred. six people are dead and 21 are unaccounted for. it happened in raleigh karr county. -- in raleigh counted. -- raleigh county good >>> n
FOX
Apr 10, 2010 11:15pm EDT
] >> mike: toyota has never gone to victory lane at phoenix since we started racing here in 1988. they weren't part of the series then but they are still looking for their first victory in the desert. >> larry: his teammate right now joey logano well inside the top ten. back in seventh position in the 20 car. joey started sixth and has been in the top ten most of the night. >> darrell: if it stays like this, jeff gordon, if he doesn't run out of laps looks like he is closing in on the 48 car a little bit for second place. >> mike: he was. he and jimmie right now are .2 quicker than kyle busch. not sure if it's because of traffic for the race leader. >> larry: he has a lot of traffic out in front of him with 15 laps to go. talk about kyle busch. >> darrell: you will see the 83 move up out of the way to give him room. they know is the leader and they know he is fast. >> larry: good thing is there is traffic there. they're spread out single file. nobody running side-by-side. >> darrell: most of the car he's catching like the 2, his brother, kurt busch, he won't give him trouble and ahead of him
CNN
Apr 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
a decade since they evaluated any vehicle this poorly. yet another black eye for toyota. >> that's right. >> it, of course, is the parent company. >> this is a rare and very direct warning for buyers and owners of the lexus gx 460. about 5,000 cars have been sold. consumer reports says do not buy this car. they found significant and severe rollover risk during turns. they do all of these controlled testings, four different drivers found the same problem. they got another vehicle, found the same problem on this one. they say it is not isolated. it is a problem with the electronic stability control system. it manages the brakes and the steering together. so if you're going up an off ramp and there is some sort of an obstacle, you turn quickly, there could be a real rollover risk for people with this car. if you have this car, they say be very careful on any on ramps or off ramps because they're very concerned about the stability of the vehicle in those circumstances. take it to your toyota dealer and demand a fix. if you don't own this car and thinking about it, consumer reports in a very
NBC
Apr 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
spokesperson robert gibbs called karzai's comment, quote genuinely troubling. >>> in the wake of toyota's unprecedented global recall over sticky gas pedals the u.s. government has made an unprecedented move of its own, seeking the maximum penalty of punishment for the automaker's failure to act swiftly when lives were at stake. on monday transportation secretary ray lahood proposed toyota pay a record fine of nearly $16.4 million, after it, quote, knowingly hid a dangerous defect. documents show toyota knew about the defect back in september of last year, but waited until late january to issue a recall. toyota still faces private lawsuits, which could cost the automaker untold millions more in damages. >>> and now, here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. in vermont, authorities just released surveillance video of a police officer firing a pepper gun at a man in a holding cell. the 26-year-old man, who was handcuffed at the time, can also be seen laying on the ground as the officer puts a bag over his head. the officer resigned following an internal inv
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
this morning toyota is expected to sign paperwork for agreeing to the largest government penalty ever against an ought maker relating to its sticking gas pedal recall. according to a department of transportation official, by paying the record $16.4 million fine, the maximum allowed by law, toyota is accepting responsibility for hiding the safety defect. the japanese automaker is expect ed to pay the penalty before to avoid going to court. while toyota is not expected to admit to any specific wrongdoing. paying the fine will not release toyota from civil or criminal actions. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news today early today in america. new york police are asking for the public's help in identifying four young women who stole nearly 4,000 dollar in lingerie. two of the women distracted a store clerk while the others stuffed merchandise into their shopping bags. employees describe the suspects as young, possibly high school or college students. >>> some 50 new jersey residents are out of house and home this morning after a massive fire ripped through two apartment bui
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
a dangerous situation. >> toyota in hot water again. why they're pulling a car from dealership. >>> it can affect organs, it can cause organ failure. >>> where's the beef? we find out what is hidden in your meat. >>> and the lowest game attended in orioles history. why so few people are saying take me out to the ball game. >>> good morning. it's wednesday, april 14th. i'm patrice harris. >>> you're waking up to a cold start to the morning. meteorologist steve fertig is here with a look at -- why? >> clearing skies northerly flow. >> man. >> that is the ingredients for cooler temperatures. we have the possibility of a little bit of frost out there this morning. >> oh my god. >> patchy and a lot of fog. >> i did. >> and 695 out of whitemarsh it was desperately much on the foggy side. take a look as far as the hd radar, you can see there's plenty of clouds to start the day. low level clouds and fog as we said. reduce visibility quite a bit. be careful as you head out this morning, and give you plenty of time. and it will be a sunny day. 35 degrees in baltimore, and up to wilmington, 38, and h
CBS
Apr 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
airline traffic back on track. >>> toyota's troubles. decision day on a hefty fine imposed by the u.s. government. >>> and lady's night. carrie underwood makes history at the country music awards. ♪ >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 19th, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 19th, 2010. remains unpredictable. millions of passengers have been >>> good morning. this morning airline travel in and to much of europe remains up in the air. some officials believe that ash from that volcanic cloud in iceland is subsiding, but meteorologists warn the cloud remains unpredictable. millions of passengers have been stranded and pressure is growing to reopen european air space. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, both air travelers and airlines are very anxious for things to start moving again, but uk officials just announced that british air space will remain closed until at least tomorrow morning. most of european air space will be closed for business for at least one day. >> we really have an unprec
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> a new safety warning about another toyota model. consumer reports magazine is urging you not to buy the new lexus gx460. it says it's test uncovered a roll over problem while making turns. calling toyota the fix the problem fast. toyota has not commented on the warning. this another set back for the company. toyota had to recall 8 million vehicles worldwide for accelerator problems. >>> is the recession over? the committee which determines the official start and end date for u.s. recessions met last week but says it ca k not determine the official ped end date. it confirmed december 2007 was when the recession began. most economic indicators have improved recently including the dow which closed above 11,000 for the first time in 18 months yesterday. even if there is no official determination of an end date, most economists agree that the recession is likely over. baltimore will receive federal disaster funds for the december snowstorm, remember the one that dumped 20 inches of snow in the city. baltimore wasn't included in president barack obama's initial disaster, because the city
ABC
Apr 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
for the lexus suv recall. just as toyota agreed to pay the $16 million fine, toyota announced it will recall 9400 lexus gs460 sales. consumer reports announced it as a do not buy. peter kits miller is is the president of the maryland automobile dealers association and understands the pressure dealers are under right now. >> we're sort of the front line people. we're the ones to take care of the problem. so the dealers have been working closely with toyota to tell them, look, we'll make sure we take care of the customers and we have a process in place now to do that. >> reporter: experts say only time will tell if toyota can with stand another blow to its safety image. >>> well, it's mimby3 hundred ton times over. plans for a megadevelopment could land 300 houses, condos, and town homes in this backyard in the near future. >> we don't want all of that crack going on. they're just saturating it. you go back 20 years, 24 wasn't even there. >> we're the bad guy because we're selling this property. and, you know, we have a retail meat business. we go to a farmer's market. nobody in camelot or t
Univision
Apr 19, 2010 6:30pm EDT
una serie de he liridoes. >>> gracias martín >>> y una multa más para toyota por no avisar a tiempo de los problemas de los autos regreso nos no se vaya. ( ♪ música ) >>>toyota aceptó pagar una cifra récord >>> ante las duda de los consumidores sobre las dudas de toyo toyotas muchos vehículos se quedan >>> si una compañía no valoriza la seguridad del empleador se queda ahí >>> ellos a kwceptaron pagar un multa, donde estados unidos le impusieron por ocultar información relacionadas al pedal de frenos >>> esta multa es la más grande que hemos visto de 16 millones y medio la más grande anterior un millón >>> una multa de 16 millones de y medio de multa es barato com p parado sí el gobierno hubiera visto el número de aulautos defectuosos. >>> propietarios de más de 5 millones de toyotas fueron notificados de la inspección de sus automóviles, lo que interno muestran que en canadá se enviaron cambios para el mes de septiembre, en estados unidos, tomaría 4 meses más porque los notifi notificación salieron en el mes de enero en un comunicado, dijo haber hecho mejor trab
Univision
Apr 19, 2010 11:30pm EDT
recordadas las vÍctimas de oklahoma. toyota promete pagar $ 16 millones por sus autos. venezuela cumple 200 aÑos de independencia y se prepara para la reuniÓn del alba. los cielos vuelven a abrirse poco a poco al trÁfico aÉreo. ♪ >> Éste es noticiero univisiÓn Última hora. >> muy buenas noches. le saluda martÍn berlanga, es considerada la medida mÁs severa tomada de estados unidos, probaron una polÉmica ley. enrique nos tiene detalles sobre esta ley. >> para muchos en arizona hoy fue un dÍa fuera de y desolado. >> va a traer muchas consecuencias, que es lo que va a pasar? va a destruir a muchas familias. >> la votaciÓn al mediodÍa de la propuesta para todos estos activistas representÓ literalmente la muerte a los derechos civiles de la gente y todas sus esperanzas por un mejor futuro para el estado. >> ya marchamos hicimos todo pero parece ser que necesitamos otro tipo de acciÓn, necesita haber en el estado de arizona. >> desde lÍderes comunitarios hasta simples residentes se congregaron aquÍ afuera del capitolio. >> serÁ algo muy...algo que va a permitir a los oficiale
FOX
Apr 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
consumer -- [ indiscernible ] the company decided to recognize antarctica as a country. >>> toyota is responding to critics tonight after a j todaying warning about one of its suvs. maureen is back with your fox 5 top five. >> reporter: up first, toyota's new move to try to reassure consume e. number five toyota is testing all of its suvs to make sure they're not susceptible to rolling over the. the move comes after consumer reports issued a don't buy rating concerned it could topple. the automaker is testing ought toyota and lex suggestion suvs. number four the economy may be rebounding but the housing market is still struggling. a record number of homes fell into foreclosure in the first quarter of this year. that is according to realty track. that is a 35% increase from last year. and they expect to see a million foreclosures this year. >>> number three, don't blame the video games if your teen doesn't get a good night's sleep. a new australian study found it took teens who play -- [ indiscernible ] -- only slightly longer to full a sleep. >>> number two, put johns hopkins unive
CBS
Apr 1, 2010 4:00pm EDT
in the northbound lanes. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota. please visit toyota.com. back over to you. >> sharon, thank you. >>> today is the official mail in your census form day. with less than 12 hours to go, some people are rushing to get them in, including president obama, who was seen here filling out his form this morning. andrea fujii explains why this is so important. >> the census only happens once every 10 years. and with that, the federal government divvies up money. >> reporter: census workers would like to say all of these people are mailing in their census forms. but so far, only 45% of baltimore residents have done so. >> oh. is this the last day? >> yeah. >> oh. i didn't know that. >> reporter: but luckily, ruby smith was already on her way to send hers in. about $400 billion is at stake for maryland, money that will go to fund public schools, senior centers, and public works projects. it will also determine maryland's seats in the house of representatives. >> reporter: baltimore firefighters are also urging people to send in their c
FOX
Apr 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
over your bags. >>> and plus, toyota's troubles are far from over tonight. the carmaker is forced to pay for the accelerator problem and issuing another major recall tonight. >>> five days since a earthquake claimed thousands of lives in china. an amazing story of survival. meet the victims pulled from the rubble alive. >> keep it right here. ♪ my subaru saved my life. i won't ever forget that. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> two top al-qaeda leaders have been killed the iraqi prime minister announced their deaths today. they were killed in a tikrit in a joint operation between american and iraqi forces. u.s. military officials say this is significant, a significant blow to the terrorist group. >>> remembering the victims of the oklahoma city bombing 15 years after the attack. an attack that shook the nation. 168 men, women and children were killed when timothy mcveigh set off a massive truck bomb in front of the alfred p. murrah federal building. we have more on the touching memorial. >> catherine elizabeth -- >> reporter: a lone bag piper leading the procession a
CBS
Apr 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
by toyota. there's been a lot of people wondering about the recalls. to get the facts and the information, go to toyota.com. >>> let's go right to the ronster at oriole park and camden yards. >> reporter: hey, the 19th season at oriole park and camden yards. the bird is here. how are you doing. the gating opening in less than six hours. the birds and the blue jays coming up and the birds are back in more ways than one. ♪ >> reporter: the birds are back. black and orange flamingos are flying off of the shelves. we celebrate the ravens and now the orioles. >> where are they going? >>> in the front yard. >> reporter: it's a change of season object out back and marty and tim say hello orange. >> well, the purple and black are changing it for orange now in the gardens and it's good. >> reporter: they're putting the finishing touches on in camden yards and the youngest fans can't wait. there >> he's 2 and the older boy is 5 and they love coming to the game and it's a great place for families and we're happy to have the opportunity to come down. >> reporter: here, it's time for a winning seaso
CBS
Apr 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
. this is brought to you by toyota. to get the facts and the information, go to toyota.com. >>> now, it's time for manic monday. >> manic monday in fell's point. well, we're doing greet, this is brought to you by mr. basement. before i introduce the group, a few quick announcements. we want to send our condolences out to al isala, a friend to thousands in the area and we extend our sympathies to his wife and the family. also, i had jury duty friday. literally hundreds of people came up to me to say hello to you in the studios. and a shout out to all of the people at the courthouse to you guys. >> did you do a clint eastwood in "hanger,m high. >> if you were an attorney, would you pick me? >> maybe. well, case closed. >> the team maryland transplant athletes. we thank you for coming down, we have people from all over. towson and columbia and district heights. what's your name. >> george. >> george, we thank you for coming down. >> i'm latrese. >> tell us about the athletes. >> it's a group of transplant recipients and they compete in athletic events and for the first time, we have 35 athletes g
CBS
Apr 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
the congestion ahead. this is brought to you by toyota. buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. >> let's send it to the ronster in highland town. big fun event. take it away, pal. >>> and jessica, marty, happy friday. this is the 7th annual, and 1:00 to 6:00 sunday. it started small. i want to thank everyone for coming out. joe were are you located. >> golf street. if you haven't been to the marketplace, you're missing a great baltimore experience. you helped the festival, what was it like. >> well, we got a small group together and it grew. it doubled in size and we're up to a thousand people and it's a good -- it's our festival to bring new highland town with old highland town and we'll introduce people to the wine making craft. >> how are you. i'm okay. >> and good morning, jesse and marty. we're already talking about wine. this sunday, from 1:00 to 6:00 and we'll serve some specially homemade wine. >> especially the chardonnay. we got a beautiful bocce tournament indoor and we gonna have some of the toughest people in baltimore playing on bocce and they have a glass of
CBS
Apr 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
there and obviously, no delays. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time. toyota, moving forward. >> well, don and marty and everyone. we're live at growl's markets. come on over. this is, coming up this weekend, that's the growl's fight cancer day. this is an amazing event and fundraiser. how did all of this start. >> well, my grandfather passed away from cancer ten years ago and we wanted to raise money for a good cause. >> well, of course, you have a lot of things going on. we're donating 5% of the sales and tons of out door events and the proceeds go to acs. we raised 430,000 over the last 30 years. that's incredible. $54,000 last year, congratulations. thank you, and thank you for supporting us. we appreciate you being here. we want to talk to don from the american cancer society. hi, good morning. where does all of the money go. >> it goes to the patient services and programs. anything locally we can offer, emotional groups and lodging, that's where the money goes. hi, kate. >> hello. . >> how are you doing? >>> just wonderful. >> we have great raffles going
CBS
Apr 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
glare could be a factor soon. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time. toyota, moving forward. >>> well, let's go to the ronster. >> don and marty and everyone, happy friday and the last day of april. it's invigorating out here. we're live at sherwood gardens and i gave the cliff notes version. this is bruce bar net. good morning. >> well, good morning. thank you for coming. >> let's talk about the history. >> well, john sherwood earned it and that was at the end of the revolutionary road, a man owned the area and he left town and it was given to one of the generals and sherwood had it and he owned half of it and the association owned half of it and when he died in 1965, the heiress' were going to build houses. but, gill ford and the city bought it and preserved it and she wood had tulips an pansies and his gardners took care of it and since then, it's joaned by the gill ford association and it's private and open to the public and anyone's open. >> more than 6 acres and 8000 tulips. i measured it off. he gets 7 1/2 to 8 acres all together. >> we wa
ABC
Apr 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
street. on friday, reverend borders funeral will begin at 1:00 p.m. >>> toyota dealers already dealing with several recalls now have got another problem to fix. toyota is recalling nearly 10,000 lexus gs460s. this is the sixth recall since november. abc 2 news don harrison has more on the impact on dealers right here in maryland. >> reporter: just as toyota agreed to pay a record $16 million fine, toyota announced it will recall 94 00 lex -- 9400 lexus vehicles. they need to change a computer glitch. >> no question they've had a number of things happen all at once. >> reporter: peter kits miller is the president of the maryland automobile dealers association and understands the difficulties that dealers are under. >> we're sort of the front line people. we're the ones to take care of the problem, so the dealers have been working, you know, closely with toyota to tell them, look, we have to take care of these customers. i think they've got a process in place now to do that. >> reporter: peter says it should take an hour to make the adjustments. some consumers still aren't convinced they
NBC
Apr 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
of the devastation and the enduring spirit there. >>> new trouble for toyota. one group is warning consumers they should not buy a certain vehicle. >>> and lost and found. a positive outcome tonight in the kind of story that all too often doesn't end this well. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. he is a genuine american hero. neil armstrong was the first man on the moon. since those years he receded into a quiet life in america. there is no neil armstrong action figure, no chain of restaurants, and while he's walked on the moon, he's never been tempted to dance with the stars. our veteran space correspondent jay barbree exclusively obtained a letter written by neil armstrong and several other icons of the space program. it directly challenges president obama's reported plans to idle the u.s.-manned space program. astronauts armstrong, jim lovell and gene cernan write, "without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the usa is far too likely to being on a long downhill slide to mediocrity." and on this annive
CNN
Apr 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
story, safety tests now being ordered on every suv that is made by toyota. >>> the automaker insisting it wants to put customers at ease after being forced to halt sales of their high-end lexus. consumers reports warned the readers not to buy it after there was potential rollover risks. >> we are tracking the story this morning. you brought us earlier in the week, when we last left, toyota hadn't weighed in. >> toyota has learned a tough p.r. lesson. auto giant moving quickly after the highly respected nonprofit group, consumer reports, warned their readers not to buy the gs-460. a potential stability problem with the $52000 suv. the vehicle's rear end repeatedly slides out in tight turns posing a risk for rollovers when exiting a highway. toyota is ordering tests on all of their suvs to determine potential problems. the company denying published reports in japan that it is recalling the 2010 gx-460. if you do own one and you are nervous about driving it, toyota is offering a free loaner car until the problem is fixed and identified. the big problem is that the company says, quote, the
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 2:00pm EDT
civilians in baghdad. one of them working as a journalist. >>> and the government ordered toyota to pay the largest ever penalty against an automaker. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back. a look at the stock market. stock prices were lower in the early going. a recent rally had taken the dow near the 11,000 level for the first time in 18 months. you see right now the dow is lightly up. s&p up as well and so is the nads dak. >>> president obama is proposing dramatic changes to america's nuclear strategy. under the new policy, the u.s. would not use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear countries. but defense secretary robert gates insists that, quote, all options are on the table when it
CNN
Apr 8, 2010 1:00pm EDT
you to the scene. >>> plus, questions we've been asking about toyota executives all along. what did they know about the safety problems? when did they know it? when were they warned? today we have a troubling new answer. >>> also, virginia's governor still says there should be a confederate history month. he's apologizing for leaving out any reference to slavery in his original proclamation. that is not soothing his critics. people on both sides are up in arms over thisser shoe. they're blogging about it like mad. we're going to step back. we're going to take a deep breath and have an honest discussion about the confederacy and what role it plays in american history. should there be a confederate history month? if you haven't chimed in, go to facebook and do it now on my facebook page. >>> as i said, let's go right back to vest wirnlg wirnlg and follow up on what is going on. brooke baldwin is in naoma, west virginia. they have had a serious setback in their attempts to reach those four miners that remain trapped. brooke, what's the update? >> reporter: the update is, best case scen
CNN
Apr 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
this time of year. >> still to come, a worker at toyota risks his job sending a letter to the company's president warning about possible safety problems. hear how the company responded coming up next. i've been growing algae for 35 years. most people try to get rid of algae, and we're trying to grow it. the algae are very beautiful. they come in blue or red, golden, green. algae could be converted into biofuels... that we could someday run our cars on. in using algae to form biofuels, we're not competing with the food supply. and they absorb co2, so they help solve the greenhouse problem, as well. we're making a big commitment to finding out... just how much algae can help to meet... the fuel demands of the world. if it's not there are over 50 international awards we'd better give back. the jaguar xf. the critically acclaimed result of a very different way of thinking. i want to fix up old houses. ♪ [ woman ] when i grow up, i want to take him on his first flight. i want to run a marathon. i'm going to work with kids. i'm going to own my own restaurant. when i grow up, i'm going to
ABC
Apr 6, 2010 3:05am EDT
and some are still missing. >>> plus, safety cover-up. the government accuses toyota of skirting the law. the historic fine being leveled against the auto giant. >>> and, bargain hunters. the couple that gives frugal a whole new meaning. your junk becomes their treasures. it's tuesday, april 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm todd connor in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> we begin with that developing story from west virginia. a coal mine explosion has killed at least 25 workers. >> mine safety officials say it appears that methane gas caused the explosion, just as in the sago disaster four years ago. the mine located in montcoal, west virginia. john donvan reports. >> reporter: there was an explosion at about 3:30 in the afternoon, and it was felt from some distance, as we heard from one of the miners who works there. >> we were on our way to go out to the other side of the mountain on the ueb side. but we got caught up in -- it was almost like a tornado. i mean, we got -- it stopped us dead because we couldn't go any farther because there
FOX News
Apr 8, 2010 3:00pm EDT
information about the toyota recall. what did executives know and when? this thing is growing and we'll have it for you next. identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in america. even if you think you're doing everything right, and hiding that social security number, you must still give it to your employer, your doctor, your accountant, insurance, school. the list goes on and on. and the identity thieves know who you must give it to. that's who they target. if they can get your personal information... they can turn it into money. basically you're on your own. you really don't know where to turn. the bank can only, you know, make sure the credits go through. fifty-eight different individuals are using... my old social security number. but there is one place you can turn... for real protection and real peace of mind. lifelock. a member called in and i could tell... that it was going to be a serious conversation. there had been two mortgages taken out in his name. he didn't have the time or the money... to take care of this problem and lifelock did it for him. lifelock is proactive pro
FOX News
Apr 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
on the internet e-mail that showed toyota executived were discussing problems with the company's executives prior to launching a huge recall. tonight, we are learning what happened after that e-mail went out. plus, dozens upon dozens of people buried alive. and this is just the beginning of the damage. of the damage. that's coming up as fox reports. but i'm gonna take it to a thousand million. [ male announcer ] when you own a certified pre-owned mercedes-benz, chances are they'll own it one day, too. which is why it undergoes such a rigorous inspection to meet our uncompromising standards. one day, i'm gonna drive this to vegas. [ male announcer ] hurry in to your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for 1.99% financing during our certified pre-owned sales event through april 30th. it was really nice to meet you, a.j. yeah, you too. a.j.? (alarm blasting) (screaming) (phone rings) hello? this is bill with broadview security. is everything okay? no. there's this guy - he just smashed in my door. i'm sending help right now. thank you. (announcer) brink's home security is now broadview security. call no
MSNBC
Apr 8, 2010 11:00am EDT
-mail that has surfaced. the e-mail was written by a now retired toyota executive. it it raising new questions about toyota's response to safety problems with its vehicles and we get the details now from phil lee bow in chicago. >> another damaging piece of information regarding toyota and whether or not it was dragging it's feet in terms of alerting the public for 2.3 million vehicles, the damaging information comes from this company e-mail cents from an executive five days before the company rrled 2.3 million vehicles. in the e-mail irv miller, who retired from toyota, says i hate to break this to us, but we have a tendency for mechanical fail near accelerator pedals off a certain manufacturer on certain mol models. we need to come clean. the worlds "come clean" are getting a lot of attention. it was sent five days before the recall on january 21st. within the last week toyota fined 16 plt 4 million just under 16.4 by the department of transportation for being slow in alerting authorities to the recall of the gas pedzals. the d.o.t. says they hid the defect. toyota says we understand the con
FOX
Apr 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
over the double yellow line and crashed into a toyota with several children ages two to 11 inside. the driver of the toyota was killed. witnesses say the van was going dangerously fast. >> flipped up in the air and knocked the street light down off the post. it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard to throw the van up in the air like that, i know he was passing me at every bit of a hundred. >> one of the children is now said to be in critical condition. we don't know yet whether charges will be filed. >>> police have released a time line leading to the death of a d.c. middle school principal. investigators say it is likely brian betts was killed sometime after 11:30 wednesday night. the investigate centers around betts' home in silver spring. the vehicle was dumbed in southeast d.c. between noon and 3:00 p.m. try. witnesses saw two people get out of that vehicle and run away. >> i don't believe this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random being we believe that there was some conne
CBS
Apr 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
is made up of volunteers just trying to improve their community. >>> at 6:05. new developments in toyota's troubles. jessica doyle is live with a look at some company e-mails. >> that's right. new evidence that toyota was not on the up and up with drivers and officials about its massive safety problems. a newly recovered internal e-mail reveals deep concerns that the company wasn't dealing with the safety problems effectively and could damage toyota's reputation. on january 21st, toyota announced it would recall 2.3 million vehicles to address problems with sticking accelerator pedals in six vehicle models. it already recalled more than four million vehicles regarding gas pedals that could get stuck in floor mats but five days before the very new recall a pr executive at toyota warned colleagues that "we need to come clean." about accelerator problems. irv miller writes an internal e-mail -- this new e-mail could fan existing criticism from earlier this week. the transportation secretary hit toyota with the maximum civil fin allowable from the federal government. the transportation depar
ABC
Apr 20, 2010 3:05am EDT
hoveround collapsible grabber. call the number on your screen. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus, the suv that failed safety tests performed by "consumer reports" magazine. >> the automaker says it will fix stability control systems for the lexus gx-460 and similar models sold worldwide. the magazine told consumers not to buy that car after tests showed the suv was at risk of rollover accidents. the automaker says the gx-460 needs new stability control software. >> been a tough few months for toyota and as expected the company has agreed to pay a record $16 million fine to federal regulators while trying to repair its reputation. >> as diana alvear reports the fine is a big setback for the automaker. >> reporter: toyota's safety crisis has already cost the carmaker millions in lost revenue. now it will pay millions more in a civil fine levied by the national highway traffic safety administration. toyota has agreed to pay $16.4 million, the maximum penalty allowed under u.s. law. on its website the company said, we have acknowledged that we could have done a better job of sharing relevant
FOX News
Apr 3, 2010 10:30am EDT
. >> coming up, nancy pelosi, the apple ipad and toyota. one of these should be looking at the other two. do you know, well, you will. >> okay. so think fast, ipad and toyota. one of the hot product from a good company that needs, and the other is a not so hot company, darned good sales at a time everyone thinks it needs lots of help. this stuff does not happen in a bad economy, maybe because this isn't such a bad economy and hardly in need of nancy pelosi or congress pouring good money after bad to goose it. dagen, what do you think. >> right on. you know-- >> with a southern accent can you say that again. >> right on. >> ben did it well. >> neil: he could not. >> right on, right on. >> see? >> right on. >> neil: all right. all right. >> right on. >> right on. >> this is, it's not going to get in the way of the democrats spng money and you're already-- ben isn't getting in the way. >> they have the trogan horse in there, the stimulus panel has gone from 787 billion already to 862 billion and going to go to at least a trillion dollars. they're extending existing programs, they're adding new
WETA
Apr 1, 2010 6:30pm EDT
." >> tom: toyota marches back, while ford and general motors share in the gains. here's a rundown of march's car and truck sales. toyota played comeback kid-- sales rose 41% on hefty incentives after the recalls. aggressive incentives also boosted sales at ford motor, up 40%. and at g.m., march sales were up 21%. the numbers are exaggerated by easy comparisons to last year, when the recession was in full swing. but chrysler is still struggling to gain traction-- sales there fell 8% last month. >> susie: auto dealers are still counting on a blockbuster spring selling season. consumers are back in showrooms, and it looks like they're ready to buy again. but as diane eastabrook reports, the economy is still the wild card. >> reporter: they're back. consumers flocked to dealer lots last month, thanks to warmer temperatures, a string of incentives, and optimism about the u.s. economy. tom bavone is seeing a complete change in customer attitude at his ford dealership. >> they talk about their jobs are doing well. they feel more secure in their jobs and they seem happier, you know. it's better th
NBC
Apr 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
for vacation apartment once toyota to pay. -- the transportation department wants toyota to pay. the transportation secretary says he has evidence toyota knew of the problem in late september but did not issue a recall until late january. since then, toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the u.s.. toyota has yet to accept or to -- or refused the proposal. you've heard about the benefits of breast-feeding, but a new study shows it can save billions of dollars a year. >> and how weather can affect migraines. >> and fraught -- some lucky children enjoy the annual easter egg roll. >> coming if we don't know how many people there are, how do we know how many roads we need? the census helps us know exactly what we need, so everyone can get their fair share of funding. we can't move forward until you mail it back. 2010 census. >> proving itself to be a success with its 100,000 passenger. it travels the busy downtown corridor. it ridership has averaged more than 1200 passengers per day. >> in tonight's medical alert, breast feeding can save the lives of nearly 1000 babies
NBC
Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and bitten by bugs, but otherwise ok. >> one of the luxury vehicles made by toyota has been recalled. >> we will tell you how toyota is responding. >> it maybe baseball season in baltimore, but it is never too soon to start thinking about tomorrow. we will talk about the upcoming nfl draft. >> we will also have a brief interruption of our fantastic spring weather. this could last the next couple of days. it is 49 >> with less than two weeks before the nfl draft, the baltimore ravens held a luncheon to discuss the process. the coaches talked about what it means to play like a raven. >> guys have a chance to get into these different spot. who is going to make our team the best it can possibly be? the ravens have done a great job of that for years. >> the nfl will take on a new look this year. coming up tonight at 6:00, we take a closer look at the raven's a draft process. >> now, you're into weather forecast -- your instaweather forecast. >> light rain is continuing to fall in some areas. that trend should continue overnight. rain is heading toward the south and east. i -- skies should actual
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 6:30pm EDT
's next at aarp.org. >>> toyota announced a recall of one of its suv. if 2010 lexus gs 460 to reprogram an electronic stability control system. consumer reports issued a rare don't buy warning because of a rollover risk. toyota said its own testing confirmed the problem and they would solve the problem. toyota agreed to pay the biggest government-ordered fine ever, $16.4 million as punishment for its handling of sudden acceleration problems. the transportation department said toyota hid information about sticking gas pedals the problem that led to the recall of 2.3 million vehicles worldwide. toyota agreed to pay the fine, the company denies it violated u.s. laws. >>> this was inevitable. after spirit airlines announced its intention to charge to put a piece of luggage in the overhead compartment other carriers are signing a pledge not to do that, american, delta, jetblue, united and us airways. >>> if george washington hadn't given so much to his country he would otherwise owe one heck of a fine. two books were checked out of a new york library in 1789 by president. that was him. they
CBS
Apr 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
to the crash, this is brought to you by toyota and your local toyota dealer. buy right the first time and you'll save more in the long run. >> and back to you. >> let's go to the ronster. ron matzs! >> we're out in front of the benjies. >> reporter: well, i'll tell you, earn's blowing -- everyone's blowing their horns. we're live, bengies boulevard. good morning. >> good morning. >> how are you. well, well, thank you. >> through for the great marquis. >> this is the 55th season, 54th anniversaryyear. >> and how many cars can come into the drive in? >>> well, we hold 750 and we've done better. >> what's the record? >>> well, 92. we did well with the dark knight. and in washington, we did a promoe and somehow, we had 1200 cars in the drive in theater. you have the biggest screen in north america? >>> well, i say usa, but technically, north america. it's 52 x 120. >> how many drive ins are left in maryland and in the country. >> well, in maryland, there's one. >> that's the country, that's the benjies and in the country, it seems for the last five or six years to be around 600 sites. >> and ken
CBS
Apr 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
at mountain road and this is brought to you by toyota and your toyota dealer. you'll find qualify cars and trucks. toyota, moving forward. back to you, marty and don. >> i'm told that the air force is a day away from the test flight. it's an unmanned shuttle being sent to space tomorrow it will be on orbit for nine months and it could help satellites and other types of surveillance. it's been in development for nearly a decade. >> well, we have drones. >> yeah, and this goes highier. hey, basically, yeah. >>> and speaking of aircraft, isn't there another perspective on the volcano story. our friend, dolly, one of the us airway's coolest flight attendants. she came home from amsterdam and that was the last time she was able to go to work. flight crews are affected. we don't work, we're not getting paid. 300 trips were canceled and she was dressed and heading up north and then it was canceled. she has friends all over with clothes for two days. think about the crews not getting paid. >> and, yeah, they don't pack for a two week trip, but a day's work. >> and speaking of which, my friend
CBS
Apr 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. buy right the first time, you'll save in the long run. we'll send it to ron matz now. >> we're in park heights. you're talking about the nfl draft. rebuilding the teams. we're rebilling together baltimore. and 800 volunteers will be hitting the streets tomorrow. we're with the executive director. >> what are we doing in park heights. well, this morning, we're preparing for work taking place tomorrow at this house in park heights and we have 40 volunteers working on this house tomorrow. it's part of a blitz we're doing in the neighborhood helping low-income homeowners, the homeowners are seniors and people with disabilities and families with children and we have volunteers to help them and we need more skilled volunteers. >> and that's what i was going to ask you, you need carpenters electricians and people with hvac skills. we need people that do that all around. mostly seniors to be able to stay in their homes. we'll do energy efficiency work and safety work. and if people want to volunteer, they can call us or they can go to the website. >> and th
CBS
Apr 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
out on cain street. this traffic record is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time. you'll save more in the long run. now it's time for manic monday. >> we've got a great group this morning. they're our indoor football team, the baltimore mariners! by the way, undefeated! >> coach, tell us about the last game. >> it was a close game, we beat them 91-19. got a great group of guys, atry organization. this is our third year here in baltimore. we're looking forward to baltimore makes us their own. >> and your next game is when? >> it's may 2nd against harris burg stampede, and they're in second place, so this is a big game for us. we have put some distance from the bottom to the top with a big win this week whoend, though. >> you have some local players, and also some former nflers. >> yeah, obviously we have j.r. who is the league-leading. >> he's the -- >> he's the leading kicker in the league, and also a teacher in the baltimore school district. danny is a local guy. we've got some tremendous athletes. several of these guys have been in nfl camps. numb
ABC
Apr 1, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, it was a good month, ending today. sales by all the big car companies rose dramatically, including toyota. chris bury tells us there's a clear explanation why. >> reporter: for all its recent troubles, the massive recall, the public relations fiascos the embarrassment of having executives hauled before congress, toyota enjoyed sizzling sales last month, up 41% over last year. the big reason? generous incentives that lured bacchus hers. >> it's clear there are a lot of loil toyota customers out there that were ready and willing to take advantage of the incentives. >> reporter: toyota fought its image battles with an aggressive advertising campaign. >> we want to believe we can always be better. >> reporter: but the biggest incentives in toyota history, nearly $2300 per vehicle, helped turn around two straight months of declining sales. and american car makers were on a shot streak, too. >> the finance rates are wonderful, and people are realizing that ford is the car. >> reporter: at ford, sales were nearly up 40%, gm, 22%. chrysler, still struggling, posted an 8% decline. american automakers off
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
into what caused the blast are under way. >> we have some news of an important decision by toyota. the company says it will stop selling alexis suv because of rollover concerns. "consumer reports" issued a rare label not to buy the vehicle for the 2010 lexus gx 460. the magazine says it has handling problems that could cause it to roll over during sharp turns. toyota will conduct its own testing and is alerting current owners about the problem. >> coming up, the first lady's first solo trip includes a special stop in haiti. >> and a common mistake that could delay it millions of tax returns. >> first, another warm up is on the way. we will have some sunshine possibly today. brian van de graaff will tell you. traffic and captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we have a soggy start to the day, especially west of 95 spirit up and down to 70, 66, 70. if and east of interstate 81 corridor. once the skies cleared last night, it turned into a fog. the sky is done in a lot brighter as the sun is getting ready to rise. not very foggy in alexandria. there is a
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Apr 19, 2010 4:25am EDT
. the cancellations are costing the aviation industry at least $200 million per day. >>> toyota is apparently going to pay up rather than fight. an official in the transportation department says toyota is expected to agree to pay a record $16.4 million over those detective gas pedals rather than go to court. toyota waited four months to tell federal officials about the problem. >>> the next time you need medical help, the answer might just be in the palm of your hand. a new iphone app may be just what the doctor ordered. it is auld i triage and gives users medical information in an instant. >> reporter: when a patient has a condition, dr. brian bob has years of medical training and prime and urgent care experience to guide him to what the problem is and how to fix it. >> reporter: there is i triage. >> it is a tool we want to show our patients how to use so they can know when and where they need to go. >> reporter: whether it be a pharmacy, primary care physician, where to go started with the patient's problem. >> you could say look up your symptoms. say you're having abdominal pain. you might have
FOX
Apr 20, 2010 4:25am EDT
of minutes. -- 68 degrees, gurvir. >>> police are investigating a deadly accident. the driver of a toyota was killed when a van crashed into it in the 3600 block of alabama avenue in southeast. a passenger who is a child is said to be in critical condition. the driver was freed after the collision sparked a small fire. >>> the mystery deepens as police try to figure out what happened inside d.c. principal's home. five days have passed sin the murder of brian betts in his silver spring home. police say the murder likely happened after 11:30 wednesday night and 7:00 in the morning on thursday. >>> flights are beginning to resume out of northern europe this morning. test flights show the concentration of ash in the air is fading. some planes have been taking off from paris, madrid and frankfurt. a new ash cloud spreading from the volcano in iceland is dashing homes of the air space completely reopening over the uk. >>> in sports, the capitals blasted the montreal canadiens 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their eastern conference series. >>> hundreds of gun rights activists rallied on both sides of
CBS
Apr 1, 2010 6:30pm EDT
>> couric: tonight, oh, what a feeling. toyota and the u.s. auto industry are back in the fast lane, and the advertising and broadcasting industries are hitchin' a ride. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a shiny new apple. we'll show you what the ipad can do. will it be the next must-have electronic ganlet? and a new kind of negative campaigning. candidates not only tar but avatar their opponents. >> i say, california, let me take you for a ride. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's been a long, windy, and bumpy road for the u.s. auto industry, but the ride is suddenly getting much smoother. carmakers rolled out their latest sales numbers today, and most are showing a big improvement. ford's sales were up 43% last month. toyota, despite the recall crisis, up 35%. and g.m. sales jumped 21%. but chrysler is still struggli struggling. sales there fell 8%. to win back customers, the carmakers spent more than $2700 per vehicle on incentives like low-interest financ
HLN
Apr 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >>> we're also going to have the new announcement from toyota about its suvs after this latest report of a possible rollover hazard in one of its most expensive lexuses, new in the next half hour. >> all of the freebies we talked about that you're going to get because you did your taxes today we have them listed on our website that's cnn.com/robin. >>> do you need a little help getting out the door on time? you might want to sign up for my free wake-up call, another free thing today. dial 1-800-robin-hln, tell me what time to call. it will be me on the line. >>> if you hate taxes there's no bigger day than today. the tea partiers have big plans all over the country, they're also naming the politicians they want out of office. >>> plus there's no car on the road like this one. how soon before you can buy it? - hello! - ha! why don't you try a home cooked meal... with yummy hamburger helper? oh! tada! fantastically tasty, huh? ummm, it's good. what would you guys like? hamburger helper. what?! one pound... one pan... one tasty meal! 's a youing ic lowi kn [ male announcer ] t1-25[ 4 tht
CNN
Apr 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
. that's a live press conference taking place at 6:30 eastern. >>> new details that some of toyotas employees are not happy about how the auto giant handled safety concerns about the faulty gas pedals. the call from one executive came back in january five days before a huge recall. his message was clear. we need to come clean. our deb feyerick is tracking the developments for us this morning. she joins us now. so this was an executive that said, we need to make changes? >> those words, we have to come clean gets a lot of attention. it is clear that toyota executives were scrambling to find out the best way to deal with their huge accelerator problems. one of the company's top public relations executives warned toyota, we need to come clean about the sticking pedals. they are saying that toyota was not protecting their customers by keeping quiet about this. in the e-mail by toyota's recently retired u.s. vice president for affairs, herb miller writes, we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator problems. the time to hide is over. it was sent in january, days before the m
HLN
Apr 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> reporter: i would agree, yeah. >>> this does not look good here. a toyota executive sent an e-mail saying "we need to come clean" and it came just a few days before their big recall. jennifer, shed some light it appears on what the automaker may have known about the problem of runaway cars and when they knew it. >> also they knew this was a big deal that needed to be handled and that maybe the culture from headquarters from tokyo, well, not tokyo but from japan wasn't necessarily handling it the way it needed to be handled in the country. in new company documents uncovered an american toyota executive was writing basically to his colleagues saying "we need to come clean about the safety problems, the time to hide on this one is over." now it was sent just five days before the massive recall of millions of toyotas. the memo was obtained by the associated press. toyota has no comment on this e-mail and with all of these court cases coming up they'll probably have a lot of no comments. they're repeating, "we are already acknowledging we know we did a poor job of communicating" and they've sa
NBC
Apr 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
a helicopter and walking tour of the widespread damage. >>> time is 4:38. more troubles for toyota. the new problem that has it pulling another vehicle out of the showroom. >>> a woman assaulted near a busy metro station. a man was able to attack her without anyone seeing. >> do you need your umbrella? we'll have your weather and traffic after this break. >>> and a good wednesday morning everybody. middle of the week is finally here. it's 4:41. i'm news 4 meteorologist chuck bell. yesterday had plenty of clouds and rain showers around. not a whole lot of rain, ended up between .1 and .25 inch. a little less out across northern virginia. temperatures this morning martinsburg in the 30s now, 36 in martinsburg, 34 hagerstown, 39 in fredricks and skies tried to clear out. as a result early this morning we have patchy dense fog to watch out for. temperatures will climb into the high 50s and low 60s with the return of sunshine by mid to late morning. jerry. >> chuck, hopefully the sunshine will wear off some of the fog. in some areas very dense. capital beltway off the wilson bridge had overnight
NBC
Apr 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
on the automakers today. especially toyota. >> the fastest growing airline is speeding things up. we will tell you how they are making things easier for you to get to your destinations faster. we go through them all the time. doors that mark the day's events. new beginnings. endings. routines. revealing the stories and dramas -- the victories and challenges -- that help us go through new doors of our own. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. >> it doesn't really matter what the traffic is like. >> there is nothing happening on the roads at the moment. we are looking at an easy start to your thursday morning commute. 61-mile-per-hour there on the northeast side. not bad on the west side. we're at 50-mile-per-hour. 59 toward baltimore national pike in the outer loop. problem free on the harrisburg expressway. we can check drive types as well. 11 minutes on the outer loop. about a five-minute ride from the area of 95 at the 895 split down towards fort mchenry. that's a new camera. nice to see that and nice to see especially that there are not delays there. now a live view of traffic at the we
NBC
Apr 11, 2010 2:30am EDT
. toyota is facing a record fine by federal officials. the national highway traffic safety administration wants toyota to pay more than $16 million. the agency says toyota failed to notify federal safety officials by that pedal defect in its cars. one airline is getting into the spirit of charging more. spirit airline announcing passengers will soon have to pay for carry on luggage. it will cost $45 to bring a bag on board that can't be stowed under a seat. next week china's president will be visiting the states and americans will be paying their taxes. form labor secretary is here. so let's kick it off here with jobs, obviously the biggest problem facing the economy here in america. you're the former labor secretary. what should the government be doing right now to help businesses create those new jobs we're looking for? >> well, small businesses are the major creator of jobs in america. they are having a hard time getting credit. one thing the government can do is simply to help the banks, regional banks, smaller banks, the sort that small businesses use to get credit to those small bus
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
determined she died from trauma. toyota may have finally agreed to make amends for the handling of its recent recall. we will have details on the straight ahead. >> toyota may be on the verge of another recall. this time on the lexus line. >> they will always be a fixture. how you can catch governor o'malley hanging out in city hall for years to come. >> we want to go home. >> a sentiment across the board, but there is good news for stranded passengers. >> maybe a little wet weather through the middle of the week. the weather forecast is straight ahead. 49 degrees of the >> the city hall says family along with city officials were there for the unveiling of martin o'malley house official portrait as mayor. it will hang in the press room along with paintings of other former mayors. >> speaking of gov. o'malley, he will kick off his election campaign next week. the official announcement will come during a series of defense stifel 22. a highly anticipated rematch of the 2006 gubernatorial race, o'malley is expected to face bob. rohrbaugh is calling it quits for. he says he will resign september 1
NBC
Apr 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
a climate in the first place. >> in tonight's consumer alert, there is yet another recall in toyota involving 2003 toyota sequoyah suv's. there is an issue with the stability control system. toyota says there are no reports of crashes or injuries. owners can bring their vehicles in to get update in the software. >> the future of horizon -- verizon fios is still up in the air. fios is currently offered in surrounding counties, but the company has not announced any plans to expand into the city. a company official offered this explanation. >> we never said we were not coming to baltimore with fios, but clearly, putting pressure on us, trying to do these proceedings, trying to put the company and a negative light is not a good way to convince us to bring fios to the city. >> company officials have said in the past that verizon is focused on areas where they have already been approved to expand. marylanders pay heavily for road repairs. drivers pay about $100 more per year to fix bad roads than those in other states. the added expense for highway deterioration is about $425 and cost mor
NBC
Apr 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >> all right, rafael, thanks. >>> earnings buzz, palm gets gobbled an yet another toyota recall. your early morning headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, she finally speaks and tells all, actually even more than you might have expected. >>> the bucks have one for the road, china's loss is america's gain, and a giant collapse in washington. you're watching "early today." >>> hi, everybody. good morning. yesterday a divided supreme court refused to order the removal of a world war i memorial cross from government land in california's mohave desert. a lower court had found the cross violated a constitutional ban on government endorsement of religion, but in yesterday's 5 to 4 ruling the high court said the cross can stay with justice anthony kennedy writing, quote, the constitution does not oblige government to avoid any public acknowledgement of religion's role in society. >>> the republican party could soon lose a party member. florida governor charlie crist will reportedly announce today he's running as an independent for the senate in november's election. the expected switch sets t
FOX
Apr 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
about claims he doesn't live in baltimore. >>> next good news for toyota, how new discounts and incentives >>> toyota sales are soaring in the u.s. and crude oil prices are rising. robert gray reports. >>> still more firing than hiring. pay roll company adp saying the private sector dropped 23,000 jobs in march, a gain was expected. the government releases the big march jobs report on friday. >>> the dow dipping 50 points but stocks are hot. blue chips rising 5% and march 4% for the first quarter. good news for toyota reporting a 40% jump in sales this month compared to last year. discounts and incentives paying off. >>> boeing expecting financial hits from the financial cut. it's expected to take a cut to cover expected loss from the health insurance. >>> oil settling at a 17 month high, back above $83 a barrel after gaining more than a drar idollarin today's trading. president obama announces that he wants to open up big chunks of the east coast and gulf of mexico to offshore drilling. that is business, i'm robert gray. >>> coming up a legal battle between the father of a
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
get their way. >> and toyota takes a consumer report seriously. why it is putting the brakes on a luxury car. >> the vatican under fire again. what xÑ >> millions more americans will very well soon have access to medical coverage under the new health care reform spot. but will they have access to a doctor? right now the u.s. suffers from a severe shortage of doctors. and today baltimore neurosurgeon dr. ben carson predicts health care reform will have a dire impact. >> in fact, it will be much worse. because there is going to be fewer doctors. and more patients. and, you know, again, until we begin to establish the right kind of setting, it won't work. >> now, proponents of the particular reforms predict the number of physicians will actually increase, because millions of dollars will be pumped into the training of new physicians. >> that brings us now to the question of the day. how will health reform affect your quality of care? 33 percent say health care will improve. 58 percent say it will decline. and 9 percent say it will remain the same. kelly writes on facebook. hope
FOX
Apr 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
for toyota. the troubled car maker said it is recalling 600,000 seanna minivans. toyota said rusting spare tire cables could break and create a road hazard. so far this year, toyota has recalled more than 8,000,000 vehicles. >> your dog or cat could be dangerous to your health. new study showed pets cause 80,000 injuries from falls. dogs are more likely to make you fall than cats. and women are more likely to fall than men. researchers do not suggest that you get rid of your pets. >> and a new study shows that even before they can walk, children choose their toys based on what is traditionally expected of their sex. researchers at the university of london gave infants and toddlers a group of seven toys. little boys were always more interested in items like cars, and soccer balls. and little girls were more interested in dolls and tide bears. study did not draw conclusions about whether the children were born with preferences or developed them during the first few months of life. >> fighting city blight. the community where wrecking balls were biz. >> ash cloud and the airlines. how long fl
FOX
Apr 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
and toyota is not fearing a whole lot better. >>> another toyota recall, automaker recalling more than 9,000gs460s. toyota stopped selling those sughs after consumesuvs after cs warned. >>> senators reporting a four-point $4 billion quarterly profits. citi shares rising on the news. >>> germany and britain asking the u.s. government for information about the fraud case. germany looking at whether a germany bank can recover $1 billion it lost by products marketed by gold man. >>> cancellations by the volcano is costing air carries more than a billion dollars and counting. >>> coming up a former archbishop of baltimore dies. how archbishop william borders changed the archdiocese. >>> a candlelight vigil will be held tonight to remember a frost berg student gunned down over the weekend. i'm megan gilliland. what police now say might have led to the shooting. >> reporter: i'm joel d smith live at fells point this morning. you take lie ak the
FOX
Apr 29, 2010 5:00am EDT
traffic controllers providing out dated weather information. >>> another day, another recall for toyota. the company is recalling th the 2003sequioa suv because the car can hesitate or slow down at slow speeds. about half of the affected cars have been fixed. there are no reports of accidents because of problem. this comes on the heels of the headline making recall that affected millions of cars and a vehicle that was put on do not buy consumer reports list. for more information log on to foxbaltimore.com and shriek on newclick onnews links. >>> the wounded warrior project soldier ride moves into baltimore this week and joel d smith is lucky enough to be visiting with one of those impressive veterans this morning. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. the ride will be coming in here. we are at under armour one of the sponsors. and big part of the wounded project. and they will ride later in here this morning. it's called the soldier ride. why is it so important to bring attention to the wounded soldier project. >> the attention that it's great because it gets wounded
FOX
Apr 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
corrected for toyota customers. >>> she was saying to me, please help me and help me. >> the pursuit of tw >>> an 85 years old man was killed wednesday night as drug suspects tried to get away from police. crime and justice reporter joy lepola tells us why the man's wife still does not know her husband's fate. >> reporter: another family angered and saddened. >> he is gone. >> reporter: devastation brought on by baltimore's drug trade. >> i was there trying to comfort him telling him that you know, that help was on the way and she was saying to me, please help us. >> reporter: 85 years old alberelbert davis died shortly r police chasing cars crashed into his car. he suffered a heart attack. his wife also suffered injuries, but she survived. >> she is a nice lady. we speak and we have known each other for 30 or 40 years. i have been across the street from her. we talk every other day, nice family. >> reporter: for police this crime hits especially close. davis was the father of a female baltimore city police officer. it's believed the couple was on their way home when the accident occur
CBS
Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, not the fire. her husband is being charged with murder, arson and other offenses. >>> toyota has agreed to pay a record fine for failing to dealt with problems with its cars. the federal government will collect a $16.5 million penalty from toyota. the deposit says toyota knew about the problem in late september but didn't immediately report it. this is the largest fine ever paid to the u.s. government by an auto maker. >>> another gorgeous day across maryland at this hour, take a look outside right now, sunny and pleasant, a spring day with no rape in sight we're told. we're live with coverage, tim williams updating the forecast from the first warning weather center, good afternoon tim. >> good afternoon don, everyone. a cool the day because of cool winds blowing in from the northwest. the winds are a factor today. temperatures around 57 degrees, approaching 60 area-wide, as we do we're going to see temperatures out in our areas, 55 in cumberland, 58 down on the shore, these are gonna stay with us, these conditions, reading on through tomorrow. a cool start but a nice finish as we will warm up
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
for toyota tonight. consumer reports is urging people to stay away from one of the lexus models. what it uncovered that could put your family in damage. >>> and 'tis the season for headaches and runny noses. we're going to show you some new technology that releaving sinus pressure. >>> we hit a high temperature of only 53. warmer air is creeping in in our direction. we'll have that for you. [ male announcer ] why settle for cable? switch to fios for game-changing entertainment. now is the time to get fios tv along with internet and phone. for a limited time lock in a super low price of $69.99 a month for the first 6 months. see the difference a 100% fiber optic network makes. get amazing hd... top rated internet...and phone. all for just $69.99 a month for the first six months. don't wait -- this offer won't last. call 1-888-get-fios now. this is beyond cable. this is fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. . >>> a consumer alert tonight. toyota is temporarily putting the brakes on the sales of the new lexus gx 460. this move comes after co
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
of the reports recommendations. >>> toyota engineering in japan work around the clock to fix new problem was the new lexus. consumer reports gave it a don't buy rating saying could cause roll over during turns. toyota hopes the magazine will retest it and lift the negative rating. there is no word on a recall but toyota is offering loaner vehicles to anyone who bought one of the suv's. >> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather radar and maryland's most powerful radar. >> if you thought today was nice you haven't seen anything yet. >> i think so. we need to sort of savor a few of these cool spring days because we know what's coming. soon the heat and humidity. we got a taste of that a few weeks ago. we are warming up. in to the 70s friday. little rain to start the weekend. the second half looking good here. let's give it the details. right now out of pwi. we have 48 degrees right now. that's a cool april night. pressure still very high. 30.44. take a look at day that was rather nice for late april. sunset in downtown baltimore. beautiful blue hue to the sky. mountain not
ABC
Apr 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to distribution of child pornography. >>> in tonight's consumer awe letter, toyota says it will now check all of its suvs for problems similar to the rollover risk uncovered by consumer reports and lexus gs 460. toyota suspended north american sales on tuesday. on wednesday expanded the suspension world-wide. toyota does not plan to sus eastbound the sales of the -- suspend the sales of the other vehicles. >>> ericson retirement communities has come out of bankruptcy. the chain of campus-style senior living facilities is being sold to redwood capital investments. the sale is expected to close by the end of the month. erickson runs 20 retirement communities of 23,000 residents in 11 states. >>> boarded up homes, overgrown yards trashed. these are the things you'll see in the city but not for long. neighbors are fighting the blight. how many homes will be left standing when this is removed. >>> valentine's day was two months ago. this is the weekend to fall in love all over again in annapolis. we'll take you to the new temporary lover's lane. >>> plus, a maryland family is a family. thanks to
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >>> we are on your side with the new safety warning about another toyota vehicle. consumer reports magazine has uncovered global problems with the new lexus gs 460. toyota has sold about 5000 of the vehicle in the three months since the suv went on sale. toyota has not commented on the morning. -- warning. severe storms dumped a lot of rain in florida. cars were stalled. flood advisories were in effect since yesterday. looks like that is headed our way. >> we aren't going to get anything heavy. we were in the 70's yesterday. >> it is starting to feel normal. >> it will warm up by the end of the week. 65 on thursday and friday. cooling off on the weekend. >> i don't know whether to keep my jacket on or off. >> let's show you what's happening. let's show you the time lapse from early this morning. we have glimpses of sunlight along the horizon. as the day went on, the crowds continued to get thicker. eventually some showers and a little fog as light rain continues to fall. raindrops coming down across the city. 57 is a warm spot south of town where they're not seeing rain yet. 54 deg
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
on the hood scoop... but i'm glad i went for it. the subaru legacy. feel the love. >> but toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota knew -- toyota dealers. moving you forward. >> it is just a game one of the first series of the playoffs, but the capitals have to dig themselves out a whole, falling in an overtime game to montreal. they were working from a deficit and went on the attack. corvo unleashes near the blue line. it is straight into the net. we are tied. he knows what to do with it. the canadiens fireback. gomez gets it past the door -- theodore. he shoots and he scores. here comes your game-winners. the caps turned back. 3-2. alex ovechkin was held to no shot on goal. can you believe that? >> when he does not get any, and you have four power plays, they took them away pretty good, but i think, you know, i don't think he was very good tonight. >> he is a great player. we are going to find out a way. this is the first game of the series. >> we need to work properly. they had a rough night. we will have to do better. >> absolutely. game two on saturday. the nationals fini
ABC
Apr 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
by a massive toyota recalled. >>> you can soon learn more about your facebook friends and their but searching programs. and the program lets you pull information about the websites the person visits. that will show up on other sites. there are concerns that this integration will reduce privacy. >> heather locklear is in trouble with the law again. she was arrested after she had a traffic sign and left the scene. this happened at 4:00 in the morning. the actress was cited for misdemeanor hit and run. her attorney says she may not have been at the wheel. she is currently in serving a three-year probation for thank you -- for dui. >>> check out this video of it tornado russian across texas. minor damage has been reported and nobody was injured. >> everything is big in texas. >> more this weekend down there. the rain cleared out on schedule. the skies cleared and the fog started forming. a little bit of everything. start with howard university. a high of 55 -- of 59. about one-third of an inch of rainfall reported today. a bit cooler in frederick. it is down to 48 in leesburg. heavy clouds and pe
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